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Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

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    The Japan Society of Applied Physics

    The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) serves as an academic interface between science and engineering and an interactive platform for academia and the industry. JSAP is a "conduit" for the transfer of fundamental concepts to the industry for development and technological applications.

    JSAP was established as an official academic society in 1946, and since then, it has been one of the leading academic societies in Japan. The society's interests cover a broad variety of scientific and technological fields, and JSAP continues to explore state-of-the-art and interdisciplinary topics.

    To this end, the JSAP holds annual conferences; publishes scientific journals; actively sponsors events, symposia, and festivals related to science education; and compiles information related to state-of-the-art technology for the public.

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The Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) is an international journal for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in all fields of applied physics. The journal publishes articles dealing with the applications of physical principles as well as articles concerning the understanding of physics that have particular applications in mind. It is published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP).

This publication is partially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

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Number 12, December 2015 (120101-128003)

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IOP Publishing has introduced a new reprint ordering service accessed via IOPscience, enabling authors and other content users to easily purchase high-quality printed copies of published articles.

The new simple to use service is available for JJAP and allows customers to order 25 or more copies of any article with a PDF. All reprints are provided with a cover and in full colour (where colour images were supplied in the article).

The reprints service is accessed directly from the article abstract in IOPscience via the "Buy this article in print" link within the Article Information section. For orders in excess of 250 copies, please contact

JSAP Outstanding Paper Awards
The Japan Society of Applied Physics is pleased to announce the recipients of the latest JSAP Outstanding Paper Awards. These awards honour the authors of papers that are regarded as exceptional achievements in applied physics. The successful papers may be viewed here and are free to read until July 31st, 2016.

Open Select
The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) is pleased to announce that the Creative Commons license "CC BY" will be applied to Open Select articles to be published in Applied Physics Express (APEX) and Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP). In accordance with the policy, the copyright of Open Select articles shall belong to the authors. This policy may be retroactively applied to existing Open Select articles from July 10, 2015 with the authors' agreement.

Impact Factor
JJAP is celebrating an increase in Impact Factor to 1.127. With an increase of 7%, there has never been a better time to publish in JJAP. To see some of our outstanding papers, please see our Spotlights

Special issues
JJAP publishes a number of Special Issues each year. These feature research articles presented at major international conferences. These articles are fully peer-reviewed to JJAP's usual acceptance criteria. Thriteen special issues are planned for 2015. Click here for a list of the 2015 Special Issues.

Nobel Prize
Congratulations to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura on being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics. Several of the key papers cited by the Nobel committee were published in this journal - visit the 2014 Nobel collection to read them for free.

New partnership
From 2014, JJAP will be published by IOP Publishing on behalf of The Japan Society of Applied Physics. All submissions and refereeing will continue to be handled by the JJAP Editorial Office at The Japan Society of Applied Physics. To submit a paper to JJAP, please connect to the editorial website.

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